American Elephants


Elections Have Consequences! Electing Democrats has Catastrophic Consequences! by American Elephant
October 21, 2010, 12:12 pm
Filed under: Economy, History, News, Politics | Tags: , , ,

Best election video yet!

Four years ago, Democrats took control of both houses of Congress, promising massive new taxes, massive new regulation, and massive new spending.

Three years ago, Democrats’ “new direction” sank the United States and the World into the deepest recession since the great depression.

Two years ago, Democrats’ fascist banking policies caused the housing and financial crises.

Last year Democrats seized control over the healthcare industry, the auto industry, the financial industry, the college loan industry and threaten to seize control over virtually every other industry by pushing massive regulation on energy use.

This year, we are in the third year of a recession, unemployment is increasing, healthcare costs are skyrocketing even faster, and Democrats are promising more of the same.

“We Cannot Continue Down This Catastrophic Path!”

It’s not enough to vote. We have to contribute, volunteer, get out our friends and neighbors to the polls, and volunteer to poll watch, because Democrats are going to cheat like never before.

Make it viral!

(video by Ben Howe, via Ace)



If You Want the Economy to Recover, Vote Republican! by American Elephant
October 18, 2010, 11:00 am
Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, News, Politics | Tags: , , , , , ,

More than half of the new jobs created in the past 12 months were in Texas.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 214,000 net new jobs were created in the United States from August 2009 to August 2010. Texas created 119,000 jobs during the same period. If every state in the country had performed as well, we’d have created about 1.5 million jobs nationally during the past year, and maybe “stimulus” wouldn’t be such a dirty word.

What does Austin know that Washington doesn’t? At its simplest: Don’t overtax and -spend, keep regulations to a minimum, avoid letting unions and trial lawyers run riot, and display an enormous neon sign saying, “Open for Business.”

“D” is for Depression, “R” is for Recovery.



STUDY: FDR Made Great Depression WORSE. by American Elephant

(image credit: TIME)

FDR’s Great Depression, Jimmy Carter’s 1970’s malaise, and Obama’s never-ending Great Recession all have one thing in common — progressive Democrat policies.

Recessions happen. Recessions are a normal part of the business cycle; the natural ebb and flow of economic growth. Recessions, when the market is allowed to work, historically correct themselves fairly quickly — better still when the market is actually freed up.

Depressions, on the other hand, take work. Depressions take arrogance. Depressions take Democrats — the mind-boggling belief that government seizure, command and centralized control of millions of individual economic decisions will somehow foster and aid growth; that punishing economic activity with greater taxation and regulation will somehow encourage more of it; the inexplicable faith that what is most needed in times of economic stagnation is more bureaucracy.

A new study by UCLA economists, Harold L. Cole and Lee E. Ohanian, affirms what conservatives have long known — that FDR’s New Deal policies thwarted economic recovery for seven long years and turned what should have been a recession into the Great Depression:

“High wages and high prices in an economic slump run contrary to everything we know about market forces in economic downturns,” Ohanian said. “As we’ve seen in the past several years, salaries and prices fall when unemployment is high. By artificially inflating both, the New Deal policies short-circuited the market’s self-correcting forces.” [read more]

“Progressives” do not ease economic suffering — they cause it. They do not fix recessions, they cause depressions.

These are lessons that Americans can and should apply to our current endless recession. The reason the economy is not getting better is because the same people who caused it are still in control. Democrats did not inherit this recession — they’ve controlled both houses of congress since a year before it even began and two years before the financial crisis hit. When President Bush and Republicans tried over 20 times to reform Fannie and Freddy, warning of exactly the kind of economic disaster we had if they were not reformed, Democrats blocked them. The economy went south in response to their promises of massive tax increases, massive new spending, massive new regulation and has been unable to recover as no one knows what industry these American fascists will seize next, what massive new regulations and entitlements they will burden industry with — in short, the economy sucks because everyone with two nickles to rub together is terrified of what Democrats will do next.

Like the shirt says: “D” is for “Depression; “R” is for “Recovery”.

Vote, volunteer, and contribute to Republicans as though your country depended on it. It does.



How Desperate are Democrats? by American Elephant
October 8, 2010, 10:33 pm
Filed under: Election 2010, Politics, Progressivism | Tags: , ,

It’s 2010 and their most effective campaign messages are accusing women of witchcraft or calling them “whores”.

Windmill power, tyrannical government, keeping uppity women in their place with witch trials and scarlet letters — that’s what the left considers “progress”  — a return to the 17th century.

Update: Great minds think alike. Althouse observes the same tactics, and points to Democrat attempts to smear a Republican candidate who is a history buff and historical reenactor as a “Nazi” as well, because his reenactment group does not purge the Nazis from the history of WWII.



If Democrats Aren’t Socialists, Then Why Are Socialists the Only Ones Still Supporting Them? by American Elephant

Today’s leftist rally in Washington DC begs a simple question, if Obama and the Democrats are not enthusiastically pushing a socialist agenda, then why are socialists and communists just about the only people left supporting them?

(h/t Gateway Pundit)



DOZENS Gather in Washington to Support Democrats by American Elephant
October 2, 2010, 5:43 pm
Filed under: Election 2010, Liberalism, News, Politics, Progressivism | Tags: , ,

(photo: CNN)

What if you held a political rally and nobody came? Despite giving out free t shirts, free entertainment, and bussing in paid union thugs, the socialist “One America” rally failed to attract anywhere near the kind of interest of recent Tea Party events. Indeed, CSPAN was so embarrassed by the pathetic turnout that they tried to pass off photos of the Glenn Beck rally as though they were pics of this failed socialist event.

(image: Politico)

*Snicker*

In all fairness, The Daily Show‘s John Stewart and Steven Colbert will be holding another liberal rally at the end of the month, just before the election. A “Restore Sanity” rally or somesuch, which appears to mostly be a “we hate Glenn Beck” rally and will attempt to claim the mantle of “moderation” while being a rally in support of the radical left wing regime. I expect that rally will have much higher attendance than today’s did because of the celebrities and publicity. But we shall see. If that one is a flop too, it will spell utter doom for Democrats in November.

(h/t Gateway Pundit, American Power)



‘D’ is for DEPRESSION, ‘R’ is for RECOVERY! by American Elephant
September 15, 2010, 6:21 pm
Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Election 2010, Freedom, News, Progressivism | Tags: , , , , ,

Yesterday, the DNC hyped that they would have a major announcement today that would excite Democrats nationwide; the implication being that the DNC had something big, something Earth-shattering that would be a game-changer. Perhaps an exciting new poll? or a dirty September surprise? After all, what could possibly excite dispirited, dejected Democrats at this point other than some good electoral news?

So what was this bombshell? Had they finally decided to listen to the American people and change direction? Did they have some new prescription to get America out of the Depression that started a year after they took control of congress and that their policies and promised policies not only caused, but are exacerbating?

Not quite.

No, they’re going to keep right on pushing the same disastrous policies. Their huge game-changing revelation is that they…wait for it… developed a new logo.

Wheeeee! </sarcasm>

Indeed, Democrats are apparently SO enamored with Obama’s car analogy (the one he’s used in campaign speeches lately in which “D” stands for “drive” and “R” stands for “reverse”),  that they invested their party identity in it — the new logo clearly evocative of the “drive’ symbol on a car’s gear shift. That is what the left does after all. They don’t change their policies when they have clearly failed — they simply change the name, get a new spokesman, or slap a new logo on it.

Indeed, there’s no better example of that than the Marxist miscreant now occupying the Oval Office. His ideas are as old as they come — command and control, centralized, dictatorial government. Indeed, he himself admitted that his party has been trying to pass socialized healthcare for a hundred years! (The obvious rejoinder to which is that Americans have been rejecting socialized medicine just exactly as long.)

But man, he sure had a sweet logo!

I would remind Obama, Democrats, and the American people, however, that “D” and “R” stand for a lot more than just “drive” and “reverse” — they also stand for words that are much more relevant this crucial election season. After the past four disastrous years of a Democrat-controlled congress, what should be crystal clear to everyone is that ‘D’ is for “Depression” (which is the only place Democrats have driven us), and ‘R’ is for recovery!

(PS: Has anyone else noticed how the Obama logo, all his graphics and now the new Democrat logo eschew the traditional blue of the American flag for United Nations cyan? Maybe it’s unintentional — not likely, but possibly unintentional — but  either way, it certainly is appropriate.)

(h/t HotAir)




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